Former police site to be converted into homes

A location in Harrogate that was once used for police training will now be turned into a new property development with 200 homes.

The site was previously used by a facility run by a non-departmental public body that no longer exists, which was known as the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), and it has remained empty since around 2006.

The new proposals from Homes England will potentially see several buildings onsite transformed into 16 new properties, along with 184 brand-new homes constructed. Other features planned as part of the project include multiple access roads, landscaping, a cycle link and dedicated infrastructure work. Properties at the Harrogate location would be offered in a selection of different types, such as detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, which will provide a choice of one-to-five-bedroom options.

The site covers 8.5 hectares and is currently considered as brownfield land. The new scheme also includes central parkland, which will be utilised as an activity and amenity space located in front of several of the new properties.

Architects in Tarporley, Harrogate and other parts of the UK designing residential areas must always consider that future homeowners should have easy access to all the amenities that they require in the local area. When none are present, these may be factored in as part of the overall project before planning consent is sought.

The new project proposals have now been brought forward for a decision by Harrogate Borough Council and are currently being considered by planners at the local authority.

Posted by Mark
March 29, 2021

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